Murray Wright

Murray has worked at all levels of the hospitality industry and held senior management roles in hotels around the world. He began coaching senior executives and teams in travel and related industries in 2009.


Areas of Expertise


  • Building resilience, confidence and leadership capacity
  • Team engagement and commitment
  • Embracing the opportunity of change
  • Having the conversations that matter
  • Removing obstacles and lifting performance




Murray has worked in Europe, the Middle-East, South-East Asia and Australia in leadership roles in international and national hotels with experience in tertiary education and consulting. He has been coaching and facilitating for 10 years within hospitality, real estate, recruitment, not for profit, telecommunications, property services and government including work in South-East Asia and the Pacific.


Business Background and Experience


Murray’s international career taught him how to work with different cultures and overcome challenging situations in difficult environments. His Group GM roles for national hotel chains required management of difficult stakeholder relationships as well as driving change in culture and ways of operating as part of transition. Working with a coach connected Murray with his passion to be the one doing the coaching. Making the change provided the opportunity to consult and as his skills developed coach and facilitate to a range of industry sectors where his experience and insight to business at all levels is appreciated.


Murray has worked with Indigenous students through Career Trackers designing and delivering content for many years, being recognised in 2018 with a Career Trackers MVP award.




Murray’s brings presence and commitment to building relationships adopting a systemic approach to bring new perspective and deeper insight as a starting point to meaningful work with individuals and teams. His work is dynamic and underpinned by contemporary approaches including systems work, narrative coaching and mindfulness.


Clear outcomes are supported by commitment to plans and behaviours that will support a culture that can deliver success and promote leadership at every level of the business.


Qualifications and Memberships


  • Accredited Organisational Coach, Level Three, IECL
  • Trained in Human Systems and Organisational Constellations
  • Education: BA (Hotel & Catering Management); Key Executive Leadership Program; Rapid Consensus Facilitation
  • Diagnostics: LI, LSI, GSI, HBDI, GLWS & Everything DiSC


Recent Client Engagements


  • Team Leaders, NSW Government coaching as part of ACDLP, connecting to self as leaders, managing self, building relationships and having the difficult conversations
  • Senior Leader, Major University –developing leadership presence, creating the conditions for success for a new team and growing influence and managing internal politics
  • CEO Not For Profit – Worked to bring confidence to business approach, focus and dealing with people issues
  • South Pacific Nation Utility Company - over 12 months: coached the leadership team preparing for cultural change, developing leadership skills and giving one on one coaching.
  • Leadership Team Consultancy Group, FMCG Team coaching to build trust and engagement, moving from scarcity to abundance mindset. One on one coaching to support individual development
  • Leadership Team, Major Hotel Processing change, identifying clear purpose, goals, values and behaviours to support, resilience, relationship management, and team engagement.